Saturday Sharing: My Thoughts on Fat Burners


Everyone is always looking for the miracle pill that will melt the fat off their body with no exercise required. Unfortunately, that pill does not exist. However, we've all seen the fat burners that are sold on the market. Do they work? Today I give you my thoughts on those fat burners—over the counter and otherwise. The concept behind a fat burner is that it increases your … [Read more...]

Contest Mentality: Why Do I Want to Compete Again?


The contest mentality is definitely a different one. Why would anyone want to have a restricted diet, long cardio sessions and intense weight training sessions? What benefit is there to the person competing? Let me try to answer those questions for you in the following paragraphs. The Dieting Honestly, the dieting part of contest preparation didn't bother me in the least. … [Read more...]

Why Your Music Selection Matters


Why would music selection matter to a workout? Is it possible to lift more depending upon your music selection? I am going to tell you that your music selection not only matters, but it is probably critical to the intensity of your training. Studies show... A study was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that addressed the issue of music during your … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Hammer the Hamstrings


Great hamstrings really make the legs look good from behind. They are not really a difficult muscle to train, but there are definitely some tricks I have learned to help with it. The Workout Exercise Sets Repetitions Seated Leg Curls 1 20-25 Seated Leg Curls 3 12-15  Lying Leg Curls 4 12-15  1 Leg Standing Curls 3 10-12  Stiff Legged … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Contest Preparation


Contest preparation. Those two words seem to scare so many people. I am going to talk to you about contest preparation from my perspective. Maybe it will help you if you're on the fence about competing. Making the Decision You have to make a decision to compete before you will ever have to embark on a contest preparation cycle. Once you compete you will be addicted to it. I … [Read more...]

Do You Lift Weights?


I figured I would have a little fun today and give you some "You know you lift weights when..." comments I found on the web. You know you lift weights when... drive past Gold's Gym but can't help trying to look in the windows. hear "set" and you immediately wonder "How many reps?" hear the clanging of weight plates in your sleep hear … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Chest training explosion


My chest is an area that is lagging for me. As a result, I have come up with the chest training explosion workout to help grow some serious muscle. I have managed to tighten up the chest area and get some definition and now I am working on mass. Supplemental and Main Workouts I have had to split my chest training into two workouts -- a supplemental chest workout and then a … [Read more...]

How an Old Guy Does Cardio


As we age, recovery becomes an issue. Our bodies do not respond as well as when we were younger. You may be wondering how this has anything to do with cardio and if so you are not alone. Many people ask the same question when I discuss this with them. I am going to explain all of that and more in the following article. Please note that younger people can benefit from this … [Read more...]

What’s Your Story?


What is your story? What brings you to your interest in bodybuilding and getting into shape? Everyone has their own story, what is your's? My Story I was a nice 210 lbs when I had to go in for back surgery. I had a 12 week recuperation period after the surgery. I gained so much weight that I was embarrassed by how I looked. I had to lose weight. I went to work doing the best … [Read more...]

How an Old Guy Eats


I have tried many different forms of eating. I am gong to present my overall philosophy and my current "rapid fat loss" philosophy in this very same article. It is important to understand my overall philosophy because it is what drives my eating the majority of the time. It is also important to understand what I am doing for just a short period of time so that you can see some … [Read more...]